Alzheimer’s and…..Oil?

A couple of interesting new reports on Alzheimer’s to share with you as we head into the weekend.

The first is research just published in Scientific Reports that suggests a diet rich in canola oil may be bad for your brain. Researchers found that mice which were fed canola showed worsened memories, diminished learning ability and weight gain. They also experienced an increase in the level of amyloid plaques in the brain. The opposite was found when similar mice consumed food with extra-virgin olive oil. You can read more about this by clicking on the links below.


And the second bit of of news comes from a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that says Alzheimer’s cases are expected to more than double, from 6 million to more than 15 million, over the next 40-plus years. On top of that, the study claims some 46 million Americans may already be in the early stages of the brain disease. Click on the links below to learn more about this story.

Once you’ve had a chance to look over these new reports, we’d love to hear what you think. Engaging with our partners to discuss the health issues making headlines is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!


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